Snagit

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Snagit
Snagit 12 icon.png
Snagit Editor Screenshot v.12
Snagit Editor Screenshot v.12
Developer(s)TechSmith
Initial release1990; 28 years ago (1990)
Stable release2018.1.1 (March 27, 2018; 8 months ago (2018-03-27)) [±][1]
PlatformWindows, macOS
TypeScreenshot
LicenseCommercial, Educational, Government
Websitewww.techsmith.com/snagit.html

Snagit is a screenshot program that captures video display and audio output. Originally for the Microsoft Windows operating systems, recent versions have also been available for macOS, but with fewer features. It is created and distributed by TechSmith and was first launched in 1990.[2] Snagit is available in English, German, Japanese, and Korean versions.

Snagit replaces the native print screen function with additional features. Newer versions allow batch capture of embedded items such as links, pictures, and multimedia. The user can set parameters and keyboard shortcuts to capture particular types of data, which are stored in a folder called "Catalog" by default. The software can also follow links in web pages, capturing the specified data from the linked pages.

Accessories, such as Flickr Output for uploading screen captures to a Flickr account, can extend its capabilities.

Features[edit]

A quick toolbar can increase capture speed by either using the last capture method applied or by allowing the method to be quickly changed through an option menu.

It has a preview window that shows a zoomed thumbnail of whatever the cursor is hovering over and a web page catalog maker. The preview window can gather all screen captures quickly and create a web page.

The software supports different selection formats, including All-in-One, Full Screen, Copy to Clipboard, Web Page as a PDF with Links, Copy Text to Clipboard, Free Hand, and Menu with Time Delay. The capture tool has a batch converter that allows alteration of large numbers of files at once.

The software can automatically move screenshots to the "Edit" section once captured, where they can be resized, annotated, or given special effects.

Critical reception[edit]

TopTen Reviews rated the software 4/4 in all categories — the highest score of 10 comparable packages reviewed. The review highlighted the capture quality, ease of use, and support.[3] CNET rated the software 8/10, mentioning the ability to take screenshots of entire web pages, but pointed out weaknesses including a poor wizard and fewer output file formats than competitors.[4] About.com is also very positive, awarding 5/5 and pointing out the ease of use, comprehensive features, and multiple views, but they stated that text entry in the Snagit Editor is slow, lagging behind as text is typed in the edit box.[2] PC Magazine gave Snagit 12 a rating of Excellent (4.5 out of 5) and awarded an Editor's Choice.[5]

Snagit Editor[edit]

The Editor is a basic image editing program available in the basic version. It can be used to make simple changes to screenshots, including adding arrows, blurring sections, or cropping. Other features include adding new images called "stamps" onto screenshots, changing the viewing perspective of screen captures, adding annotations, using the eyedropper tool to determine the RGB values of any color, and other tools for improving the overall look of screen captures. The Editor uses Microsoft's Fluent Ribbon UI.

See also[edit]

  • Snipping Tool, Microsoft Windows official screenshoot capture tool

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Snagit (Windows) 2018 Version History". techsmith.com. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b "TechSmith SnagIt 8 Screen Capture Utility for Windows" Archived 2007-10-17 at the Wayback Machine., Sue Chastain, About.com
  3. ^ "Screen Capture Software Review", TopTen Reviews
  4. ^ "TechSmith SnagIt", CNET
  5. ^ "Snagit 12", Edward Mendelson, Jeffrey L. Wilson, PCMag.com

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